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Skier from Pennsylvania dies in Adirondacks

| January 14, 2021 11:03 AM

WILMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — A 22-year-old college student from Pennsylvania died from a ski accident in the Adirondack Mountains, police said.

Bernhard “Tanner” Kahlau of Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, was skiing at Whiteface Mountain Ski Center when he lost control, veered off a trail and hit trees shortly after noon on Tuesday, according to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

Kahlau was a business management major at the State University of New York at Fredonia, where he played hockey.

“He was a teammate that everyone loved. His kind demeanor, easy way, and welcoming smile made him a leader, confidant, and friend to all,” said Jeff Meredith, the team's head coach.